Roundup: RM2 USA’s David Kalan elected to RPA’s Board of Directors, Horen Appoints Robert Greenough as President – Global Supply Chain

RM2 USA’s David Kalan elected to RPA’s Board of Directors

David Kalan, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for RM2 USA, recently was elected to the Reusable Packaging Association’s Board of Directors. Kalan is one of four members who will serve a two-year term for 2016-2017.

RPA is a trade association of leading manufacturers, poolers, distributors, retailers and educators who are committed to reusable packaging systems. Since 1999, RPA has served as collaboration between supply chain partners to promote the environmental, safety and economic benefits of reusable packaging.

“I am honored to be elected to the RPA’s Board of Directors, and I’m grateful to RPA’s Tim Debus for convincing me to run for this term,” remarked Kalan, a 15-plus year packaging industry veteran who joined RM2 USA last April.

“RM2 and the RPA have very similar goals regarding sustainability and managing reusable packaging materials. We are both conscious of designing products that are developed to maximize longevity and value, and I’m looking forward to spreading the message of corporate and social responsibility.”

RM2 USA specializes in providing a full service pallet supply and management solution. Founded in 2007, the company is establishing a leading presence in global pallet supply and improving the supply chain of manufacturing and distribution businesses through the effective and efficient use and management of composite pallets, allowing clients to move it better. For more information, visit


Horen Plastics Appoints Robert Greenough as President of Global Supply Chain

David robert greenoughHoren Plastics Ltd., a global supplier of returnable transit packaging – RTP – systems has appointed Mr. Robert Greenough as President of Global Supply Chain, effective from February 2016.

Mr. Greenough will operate from Horen’s New Zealand head office and will report directly to Mr Jacky Liao, Chief Executive Officer.

Mr.Greenough has over thirty years of international marketing and management experience in food industry. He joined Horen in 2007 as the International Director and helped the company to achieve business with international companies.

In 2016 Horen will launch the 3L strategy, local sales, local production, and local service. We will build a global production and service network enabling Horen to spread its innovative RTP solutions and engineering technologies. Further development in this field will be led by Mr. Greenough and his team.

CEO Mr. Jacky Liao said the company was fortunate to have Mr. Greenough as a member of Horen Plastics as he is experienced in just-in-time management and international business negotiation and believes that the 3L strategy will benefit from his experience.

Horen is looking forward to collaborating with manufacturers, service providers and advisors in Europe and United States. We all have the common interest of utilizing highly efficient and cost efficient RTP solutions for the industry. In addition, Horen’s mission is to achieve Zero Waste, Zero Loss.

Source: Horen Plastics